On September 11, 2017, Twenty-four-year old Tremayne Brown risked his own life to save the life of 12-year old Renaldo Reynolds.
What made this even more remarkable is that Brown who cannot swim, saw Reynolds being swept away by fast moving water in a gully, jumped into the without hesitation. The incident took place in Trench Town, an inner city community located in Kingston, Jamaica.
The video below captures part of the incident. You can clearly see Brown holding on to the 12-year old boy as the raging water pushes them along the gully. With the help of another man, Alphonso Coombs, they managed to pull the young boy from the gully.
This week has been a media frenzy for Brown as the public spotlight shines on this young man. He has received a number of job offers, gifts and praises for his selfless act. While Brown acted without hesitation, the potential of a full time job comes at a good time as he is currently unemployed.
And if you think this young man risk his life for the spotlight, his interview on Television Jamaica, prove otherwise. In the interview below we learn more about Brown. Not simply a young man deported from the UK 6 months ago but someone who cares for those around him and is willing to risk his own life.
This is truly a remarkable story and there is no doubt that Tremayne Brown is a true hero.